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Article Out Loud – Community Resilience & Functional Needs

Many cities across the United States are not adequately prepared to accommodate people with disabilities during and in the wake of major disasters However some of the current gaps in whole community preparedness are beginning to close If more inclusive planning efforts continue to expand communities will be able to

True Resilience in Practice

Recovery risk mitigation and economic growth are the necessary elements that compose the concept of resilience Building this resilience however requires being able to break out of operational and program silos at all levels of government and to work with nontraditional community groups to harness the power of social media

Community Resilience & Functional Needs

On 7 November 2013 U S District Judge Jesse Furman ruled that a New York City 8217 s emergency planning inadequately accommodates people with disabilities and b the city is in violation of local and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act In his ruling Furman said that the

The Local Imperative for Building and Sustaining National Resilience

Joplin High School and Sandy Hook Elementary School both suffered devastating disasters 8211 one natural and one manmade In both cases the residents rallied behind their schools and their communities to rebuild and recover Lesson learned From unexpected events unexpected leaders often emerge who are both willing and able to

The Future of Data Clouds

In the current economy there is a continuing need to find cost effective solutions for responding to and dealing with future threats Cloud computing provides an innovative and effective way to meet the information needs of decision makers by storing and analyzing vast amounts of real time data when coping

Incident Management Doctrine: Who Is In Charge?

Protection of the U S homeland requires superior and continuing performance by both thinkers and doers The latter work is more dangerous and deservedly receives more publicity The thinking part is more tedious though and continues with no end in sight Thinkers now face another mountain to climb with the

FINAL REPORT: The Future of Grants in Domestic Preparedness

Experts agree that the reduction in federal grant funds will have a significant impact on state and local jurisdictions The solution Recognize past successes and failures understand current concerns and develop regional approaches for the future This report provides valuable information for responders receivers planners and managers who apply for

Reducing the H1N1 Risk: Public-Private Social Media Partnerships

In business in politics and in sports one of the oldest human truths is that 8220 If you can 8217 t beat them join them 8221 That seemingly eternal verity is being tested again very effectively by CDC and the nation 8217 s healthcare communities are using widgets tweets and

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Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

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